The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences office is typically open to walk-in visitors Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The Dinosaur Park, located outdoors adjacent to Rood Hall, is always free and open to the public. The Schmaltz Geology Museum, located on the first floor of Rood Hall, is also free and open to the public whenever the building is open (typically Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm). If you are visiting Dino Park or the museum, please park in designated visitor lots if you do not have a WMU parking permit. Please follow all posted safety protocols when you are in the building.

The physical address of Rood Hall is 2235 Wilbur Ave. In case of an emergency please dial 911.


  • Please join us on Thursday, Oct 12 to honor Dr. Lloyd Schmaltz, one of the founders and past chairs of the department. Dr. Schmaltz passed away on May 26, 2023. His family is hosting a living memorial for his friends, colleagues, and connections at the Lawton Ridge Winery from 6-8 pm. Please contact John Yellich to RSVP for this event or for more information. Please also consider a donation to one of the department scholarships in memory of Dr. Schmaltz.
  • Also join us on Friday, Oct 13 for our annual Fall Advisory Council meeting, Distinguished Alumni presentation, and alumni social at Revel and Roll. See the Alumni page for details.
  • Heading to the GSA meeting in Pittsburgh? We are hosting a joint alumni reception with other Michigan universities on Monday, Oct 16, 5:30-7:30 pm in the Omni Penn Conference B. Please join us!